V2X Communication for Real Time Information Exchange

Between Vehicles, the Infrastructure and the Cloud.

Connected vehicles add a lot of comfort when it comes to state-of-the-art infotainment. But they also have the potential to make driving safer and more efficient by communicating directly with other vehicles, the infrastructure and the cloud. With Vehicle-to-X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communication, cars or commercial vehicles can exchange real-time traffic updates and road hazard information and enhance future safety assist functions.

Two Standards - One Architecture.

DSRC and C-V2X Integration.

Continental’s Hybrid V2X solution integrates technologies for 4G and 5G network access, with options for Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) or Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communication. This helps vehicle manufacturers to overcome a big challenge, when deploying V2X on a global scale: Some regions prefer the established DSRC and others lean towards the upcoming Cellular-V2X standard. With our hybrid V2X solution, the same hardware and software platform can be used to support either communication standard, reducing cost and complexity for a global application of V2X communication.
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How V2X Works.

See our "The Garage" Video.

V2X sounds like a very complicated technology, but it's no big deal to understand what the advantages are and how it works, when V2X is explained in an easy and entertaining way. Join our experts Rob and Georg on their way to "Vision Zero".
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Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC)

For Ad-Hoc-Communication in Real Time.

Dedicated Short Range Communication is Continental’s market ready solution for V2X. DSRC allows vehicles to directly communicate with each other through over-the-air messages compliant to the IEEE 802.11p standard. Each vehicle broadcasts with this interoperable standard, for example its position, speed and heading while other vehicles “listen” to these messages, enabling a direct communication between them.

Cellular V2X (C-V2X).

Communication via Mobile Networks.

Cellular V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication has strong potential to become a key enabler for automated driving and intelligent mobility. C-V2X allows to communicate via the LTE network using the 3GPP Release 14, and in future, the 5G mobile network. Cellular V2X is also designed to directly connect vehicles with each other as well as with the infrastructure and further road users. Even in areas without mobile network coverage, C-V2X communication allows an exchange of time sensitive and safety critical information, for example about warnings of potentially hazardous situations.